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The Time- Teaching Practice 1
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will learn about telling the time. This is done with the digital time format so students will be able to use the numbers that they already know to tell the time. ie: eleven fifteen. They will use teh present simple tense.


Abc Listen and pick the correct answer
Abc Gap-fill handout

Main Aims

  • To listen to a text about daily routines for accuracy about their own routines.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise asking and telling the time.


Warm-Up (1-2 minutes) • Getting ready for the topic

Before class teacher write the following times on the board: 11.05, 1.10, 7.20, 9.25, 8.40, 6.50, 12.55 Ask students what time it is. So teacher will have an idea if the students are able to use the form or not. Also students will have an idea about today's lesson

Pre-activity (5-6 minutes) • Being able to use "oh" instead of zero.

Go back to the time samples that you wrote on the board before the class. Practise with the students reminding them of the use of 'OH' which they use in phone numbers. Get students to say the times aloud, reading them as digital times.

Activity (10-15 minutes) • To practise talking about the time

Divide students into pairs. Give student A worksheet A and Student B worksheet B. Explain that each student has six times and six empty clocks. They have to ask "What time is it, please?" and complete the clocks. Demonstrate the activity with one student before telling the class complete the task in pairs. Monitor and check for the correct use of the times. Students check their answer by comparing their completed worksheet.

Listening Activity (10-15 minutes) • Devoloping listening skills

Students listen to Kim talking about her school days. On the paper there are pictures of Kim and different times for each picture. As they listen to the audio, they will pick the correct time for the pictures.

Speaking activity (10-15 minutes) • Developing speaking skills

It's a pair work. Students will talk about their day. They will ask and answer about their day. "What time do you get up?" "I get up at 7.30" Before this activity, teacher and the students will try to turn the sentences into the questions. (Sentences that students used with the listening activity.)

Wrap-Up (5-6 minutes) • Summarising the lesson and the lesson objective

Teacher put a big empty clock on the WB. Teacher asks the students: "What time is it?" Teacher draw the time on the clock. Teacher asks time questions to the students and draw the time answer on the empty clock.

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